In the Division of Criminal Justice, this class
is accountable for performing the most complex accounting tasks within a
variety of accounting programs and systems. This class may also be accountable
for lead or consultative responsibility.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This is a professional advanced working level or
working lead level class distinguished from lower level accounting classes by
the variety and complexity of fiscal and accounting procedures and systems
involved and level and scope of support given to higher level staff in directing
a financial management system of a department or agency.
Works under the limited supervision of a Supervising Accountant or other
employee of higher grade.
May lead lower level
fiscal and other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Establishes and implements accounting
sub-systems such as procedures for paying and collecting activities, procedures
for issuance of grants, loans or subsidies, establishment of rates or schedules
of fees, establishment of account charts for classification of transactions;
maintains fiscal controls by authorizing non-routine expenditures based on
management priorities and policies, examining data and making recommendations
regarding timing and amounts of expenditures; manages various phases of budget
preparation and control such as preparing estimates of costs of existing or new
programs, offices or divisions, preparing budget requests, appropriation
schedules, monthly budget reports and year end budget reports; administers
fiscal aspects of grant programs by reviewing funding applications for
approval, researching and preparing estimates of costs of proposed grant
programs, interpreting grant contracts for approval of grant expenditures,
analyzing grantees financial records and reports for compliance with grant
expenditure requirements; monitors fiscal aspects of contract administration by
reviewing and interpreting contracts for approval on non-routine expenditures,
preparing or approving schedules of fees in regard to specific contracts;
determines priorities; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or
assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with other
operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and
procedures; may coordinate unit workflow; may assign and review work; may
establish and maintain unit procedures; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of professional
accounting principles and practices including governmental accounting and
budgeting; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills;
considerable ability to analyze and evaluate financial records, methods and
procedures; ability to devise and install accounting procedures and systems;
some supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of experience in accounting or auditing.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the level of
Accountant, Auditor or Accounts Examiner with responsibility for the exercise
of independent analysis and judgement in the application of professional
accounting principles and practices.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in
accounting or a closely related field may be substituted for the General
Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2)
year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in
accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General
Certification in any of
the following may be substituted for one (1) year of the General and Special
Experience: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor.